Headlines for Friday, February 8, 2008

  • Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) winner Country Star is co-favored at odds of 7-2 in the 2008 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3044656%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Three-Way Battle in Oaks Future Bet

    Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) winner Country Star, unbeaten 2-year-old filly champion Indian Blessing and the "all others" wagering interest were co-favored at odds of 7-2 at the midpoint of the four-day pool Feb. 8.

  • Track repairs at Santa Anita earlier this week.

    SA Resumes Racing Saturday

    Following a test of several horses galloping over the backstretch, Santa Anita management has given the go-ahead to return to racing Saturday, Feb. 9. The track has been closed since Sunday, Feb. 3, for a renovation of its Cushion Track surface to fix the drainage problem that has plagued the track.

  • Cocoa Beach Coasts in UAE Guineas

    Cocoa Beach rolled to an impressive 5 1/4-length win in the listed UAE 1000 Guineas on the fifth night of the Dubai International Racing Carnival at Nad al Sheba Feb. 8. The victory highlighted a four-win evening for trainer Saeed bin Suroor.

  • Apprentice Wins First 4 at Laurel

    Apprentice jockey Craig Gibbs rode the first four winners on Laurel Park's nine-race card Feb. 8, helping the 20-year-old rider move into a first place tie with Rosie Napravnik atop the winter meet standings.

  • From 752 racing age foals, Dynaformer has 42 stakes winners as a maternal grandsire.

    Dynaformer As a Broodmare Sire

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <BR>Dynaformer had his first graded stakes winner as a broodmare sire in 2001. Since then, he has been represented by 13 more graded or group stakes winners. From 752 foals of racing age, Dynaformer has 42 stakes winners as a maternal grandsire, and his numbers should improve as daughters from his better-bred later crops continue coming into the broodmare ranks.

  • Market Said to Be Big Factor for BC

    The Los Angeles media market and its attractiveness to sponsors played a key role in the decision by Breeders' Cup to tab Santa Anita Park as a host site for two consecutive years, Breeders' Cup president Greg Avioli said.

  • CDI: Multi-Year Proposal for 'Cup

    Churchill Downs Inc. says it is sincerely interested in hosting the Breeders' Cup World Championships, so much so that it offered what it considered an "innovative" multi-year plan for regularly staging the annual event at its signature namesake track starting in 2009.

  • Jerry Moss

    Jerry Moss Reappointed to CHRB

    Jerry Moss, a prominent breeder and owner, has been reappointed to the California Horse Racing Board, it was announced by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office Feb. 7.

  • Arlington Park

    Arlington '08: 27 Stakes, $5.5 M

    Arlington Park released its stakes schedule for 2008, which includes 27 added-money races worth more than $5.5 million. The meet runs from May 2-Sept. 21.

  • Kieran Fallon

    Fallon Loses Appeal of 18-Month Ban

    European top jockey Kieran Fallon, banned from racing for 18 months by the French racing authority, was denied his appeal of the sentence which was issued after a failed drugs test, the <i>Racing Post</i> reported Feb. 8.

  • Six Norfields Horses in FTK Sale

    Six horses from Joanne Nor's Norfields Farm have been added to the Feb. 11-12 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale in Lexington. The Norfields horses are consigned as hip numbers 504-509.

  • Dates Set for La. Yearling Sale

    The annual Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana yearling sale sponsored by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will be held Sept. 29-30 at the Ike Hamilton Equine Exposition Center located in West Monroe, La.

  • Jennifer Voss-Franco, newly appointed coordinator of racing officials for the Racing Officials Accreditation Program

    ROAP Coordinator Named

    Jennifer Voss-Franco was appointed coordinator of racing officials for the Racing Officials Accreditation Program by chairman Stan Bowker Feb. 8.